This week in Winning Post

It's been a big Melbourne spring for the visitors so far, and James Cummings and Blake Shinn will be keen to keep the ball rolling this Saturday when Prized Icon tackles the Victoria Derby.

The derby is one of four Group 1 races on the day many purists view as the best on the Australian calendar.

Among the other races set down for decision at Flemington are the Myer Classic for the fillies and mares, the Longines Classic Mile for the milers and the Coolmore Stud Stakes for the three-year-old sprinters.

Who will prevail? Tony Kneebone's derby tip, Kiwi gelding Sacred Elixir, is the cover boy for this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Moonee Valley, the Horsham Cup day and Wagga plus fields, colours and selections for Moree and the huge 12-race day-nighter at the Sunshine Coast.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Traralgon (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Beaumont-Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Peninsula Cup day at Mornington plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post October 29 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Cranbourne (night), Sale, Kempsey
Flemington, Canterbury, Morphettville, Doomben, Ascot, Geelong (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Beaumont-Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Ararat, Benalla, Warren, Sunshine Coast
Who is the greatest Australasian-trained mare of the past 20 years?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Flemington Saturday - R3 N16 Rule the River
Flemington Saturday - R6 N4 Danish Twist
Flemington Saturday - R6 N10 Dixie Blossoms
Flemington Saturday - R7 N1 Sacred Elixir
Flemington Saturday - R8 N9 Good Project
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R5 N4 Royal Tudor
Letter of the Week

Rick's a ripper

Congratulations to Rick Jamieson for breeding Caulfield Cup winner Jameka.
With Jameka’s performance to soundly beat the overseas intruders, he has shown that Australian breeders can produce world-class stayers.
Jamieson must surely be recognised as Australia’s most successful breeder after consistently producing Group 1 winners from his small band of broodmares at the boutique Gilgai Farm in northern Victoria.
He first produced world-champion sprinter Black Caviar, then her half-brother All Too Hard, who won the Caulfield Guineas and was runner-up in the Cox Plate.
He also bred The Quarterback, who won this year’s Newmarket Handicap.
Jameka won last year’s VRC Crown Oaks and was runner-up in the ATC Australian Derby against the colts. Her easy win in the Caulfield Cup shows the improvement she has made since then. Hopefully she can now add the Melbourne Cup to her impressive record.
Well done, Rick!


Greg Sceney
Geelong (Vic)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: